B’More Secure: GenCyber Train the Trainer

The Towson University Center for STEM Excellence, in partnership with the Department of Computer & Information Sciences is excited to announce the B′More Secure GenCyber Train the Trainer program, designed to support secondary educators in Maryland in engaging their students in learning about cybersecurity.

Cyber Security

About the Program

The 2022–2023 B’More Secure GenCyber Train the Trainer program is a year-long professional learning opportunity for middle and high school educators in Maryland that will build teacher capacity to integrate cybersecurity concepts into their courses and engage their students in learning about careers and post-secondary opportunities in cybersecurity.  We are particularly interested in increasing interest in cybersecurity among students traditionally underrepresented in cyber careers and fields of study (ie. African America, Hispanic) and strongly encourage educators who work with these populations of students to apply. 

No Coding Experience Required

The program is open to secondary teachers of any subject with little to no cybersecurity content knowledge (novice track) as well as teachers with existing cybersecurity knowledge and teaching experience who want to continue to build their skills (advanced track).  

Stipend, Chromebook and Credits 

Teachers who successfully complete the B’More Secure GenCyber program will receive a $1,200 stipend (must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident), a new Chromebook (which is theirs to keep), AU and/or CPD credits (pending Baltimore City and MSDE approval). 

Click here for detailed information on the program and a list of FAQ's.

Important Program Dates

Important dates

Kick-off Webinar

May 23, 2022, 4:30–5:30 PM or June 8, 2022, 4:30–5:30 PM

Residential Summer Camp

June 27–July 1, 2022 at Towson University Campus

B’More Secure GenCyber Conference

Saturday, May 13, 2023 at Towson University Campus

Apply Now!

To apply, fill out the online Teacher Application and forward the link to the Principal Support Form to your principal. We must receive both the Teacher Application and a Principal Support form for your application to be considered complete.  Earlybird application deadline is March 2, 2022.  

Teacher Application

Principal Support Form

Questions?

For questions, email TUCSE Director: Dr. Mary Stapleton,  .

The B'More Secure GenCyber program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.